As I have been working my way through this verse in DIG recently I’ve had a lovely revelation about how inclusive the Lord is.
This verse talks about us being a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation and a peculiar people; each descriptor is a different expression about one single group of people.
This verse is talking about us, as born again believers.
If you are a born again believer you are in this group automatically.
God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10 v 34); He loves everyone and if you accept Jesus and trust in His finished work you are in!
God does not include us through our performance; He does not pick the best team and only include those star performers.
He looks at you and sees the performance of His Son, and because of that you are in the generation, priesthood, nation and people.
God is wonderfully inclusive; true Christianity is different from every religion on earth in that it is about God’s performance (through Jesus Christ) and not about our performance.
We do not have to pray this way or that, eat this food or that, crawl around this temple, wear those clothes or go to a certain place to be in.
We are in because of Jesus and nothing else!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you for the finished work of Jesus Christ, and thank you for all that I now receive because of Him”.
1 Peter 2 v 9…..But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light